Lahr Vid Clip: L’Enfant

Richard Lahr’s “Front Row” blog, which he does for The New Yorker, features a video clip where Lahr talks about symbolic elements in Dardenne films, and notes their atypical reference to another film (to Pickpocket, in L’Enfant). I strongly suggest you don’t watch the clip until you’ve seen L’Enfant, as he opens the video with the film’s big revelation, and then goes on to consider its ending. (In fact, if you’ve not seen... Read More

The Big Apple & Les Fils Dardennes

That’s it. I’m moving to Manhattan. This afternoon. Friday at the latest. Today the Film Society of Lincoln Centre launches “Beyond L’Enfant: The Complete Dardenne Brothers” with two screenings and the opening of an exhibition of photographs by Christine Plenus, the Dardenne set photographer. Friday night is The Big Event, as Kent Jones hosts a conversation with Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, “an intimate look at their lives behind the lens.”... Read More